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Category: Writing Tips

Why You Should Be Writing Microfiction

Microfiction, also known as flash fiction, is a (really) short story that still offers the same character and plot development as longer pieces of fiction. While a challenge, writing microfiction can be a useful tool to help writers of every genre craft their skill in a number of different ways. 

Alpha Readers & Where To Find Them

This is where alpha readers come to the rescue! Alpha readers are the wonderful humans you are willing to trust your newborn book baby with. They’re a set of fresh eyes who can help you navigate the rough terrain of your manuscript and identify what areas need work.

1, 2, 3, Activate: The Secret To Writing Setting

Setting is not just a place in which characters are pinned down to keep them from floating off into the ether. And writing setting should not be a static description of the characters’ surroundings. If you want your setting to help forward the plot, reveal character, convey mood, or any number of other narrative functions it can perform, you need to activate it. Here are some ideas that will keep your setting from amounting to mere backdrop or scenery.